Steven Tyler and Joe Perry performed through a Meyer Sound Milo PA when Aerosmith made its Indian debut last year.India (January 4, 2008)--Bangalore-based Reynolds Sound and Lighting Services recently supplied audio for classic rockers Aerosmith as the band played its first show ever in India, as part of its 2007 world tour. The PA for the event was based around Meyer Sound Milo array loudspeakers.
Reynolds has supported many large-scale shows at Bangalore Palace through the years. With more than 20,000 eager fans set to attend Aerosmith's inaugural concert, Technical Director Mike Furtado knew he had a busy night ahead. "We needed a system that could deliver around 110 decibels across the grounds," he says. "The band also required a whole lot of low end."
To meet both requirements, Furtado and crew supplied a Meyer Sound system comprised of two front line arrays, each consisting of two Milo 60 narrow coverage high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers, 14 Milo high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers, and one Milo 120 expanded coverage high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker. Six CQ-2 full-range narrow coverage loudspeakers in between the front arrays handled frontfill and downfill, while nine 700-HP ultrahigh-power subwoofers per side, groundstacked in front of the stage, and flown center clusters of three M3D-Sub directional subwoofers per side helped boost low end SPL.
Two delay towers near the rear of the grounds, each comprised of six MSL-4 horn-loaded long-throw loudspeakers and two M3D-Sub cabinets, helped to maintain a uniform level throughout the crowd. Also on hand was a MAPP Online Pro acoustical prediction program, used for designing the system and speaker placement, and a SIM System II FFT analyzer, used for system alignment and tuning. Processing was provided by a Galileo loudspeaker management system using two Galileo 616 processors.
"We were forced to put the CQ-2s on a ramp running across the front of the arrays, which effectively meant that we had to place the subs well in front of the fills," Furtado says. "This could have completely drowned out the fills; however, we were able to easily correct this with the Galileo's alignment functions."